Final Push

Posted in VVVVVV
By Terry Dec 7, 2009

VVVVVV got leaked on 4chan 🙁 I’m really, really shaken up about it and I don’t know what the hell I’m going to do. Nothing, I guess. There’s nothing I can do. I’m pretty upset.

I’m going to try to finally get the game out for the end of the week. With moving and everything I’m a bit behind schedule…

sorry, I don’t know what else to say right now…

[edit] I’m changing the donation conditions – beta access is no longer available, and the patron list is final. If you still wanna preorder though, that’s fine. I’m working as fast as I can to get this out.

108 thoughts on “Final Push”
  1. Hay, just thought I’d add my voice to the throng. I know it sucks, but I was blown away when I accidentally found this game on 4chan. I stayed up till 6am playing it when I had to be at work the next day at 10am. It’s a great game, and has really good music, and is super addicting. If I hadn’t found the beta and loved it so much, I probably would have never found you. I may buy the full version and I may not, but 4chan is a great source of geek word-of-mouth and while your initial sales might suffer (which is debatable since 4channers don’t buy much anyway), you get another kind of value in lieu of that.

    And to further suck your dick a little, I fucking love games like this. PS3 can only hold my attention for maybe 30 minutes, but this was fun, addicting, energetic… it’s reminiscient of old school scrollers, but it still takes into account the play style of emulators, with the constant dying and reloading, and despite that it’s still challenging as hell. It’s the best game I’ve played in awhile. I particularly loved that every room has a name, my favorite was “You chose… poorly.” Indiana Jones reference, iirc.

    I’m off to see what else you’ve done and to see if there’s purchase info yet. Keep up the amazing work.

  2. Hello. I’m one of the people who got to know the game as a result of the beta getting leaked. Played for a few hours or so before stopping due to the game not being finished.

    I found this site later when googling information about the game. I had never heard of it previously, and didn’t even know it was commercial. But learning this, I want you to know that the second you release the full version, I will buy it.

    Of course this kind of retrospective decision does not exactly justify playing the leaked version, and I’m kind of sorry, and kind of am not. Anyway, I hope you realize that no matter what you do, there will still be piracy and the final game would be distributed as warez anyway. There is one penultimate countermeasure, which is to do good enough work, that people will want to buy the game in any case – out of respect, if nothing else.

    I don’t even have a PayPal account yet, but this thing here is the final push that forces me to get one. VVVVVV is brilliant work, and you deserve my money.

  3. Hello Terry,

    I am one of the many who just stumbled upon the leaked version of your game. I actually followed a link I saw at irc, so I had no clue that this was a leaked version before playing the game through and following the address at the end here.

    I too think, that this might not even been a bad thing to happen. I’m also thinking of buying this game when it is finished (and FYI guys commenting things like “thinking.. YOU’RE THINKING?! you gonna pay or else we have some knees to bust”, you are only discouraging people like me from buying this game – that is, harming Terry. So how about stfu?) You got a lot more publicity than would’ve been possible at any expo, and there are people who are going to buy this for sure. A lot of them.

    As many have said, there’s nothing you can do, so take as long as you need to finish the game. You’ll see in time if this was good for the sales or not.

    Anyway, this game was the most addictive and imaginary game I’ve seen in ages. Just great. So keep up the good work!

  4. Was a pretty impressive Beta I played. I’m glad it was leaked, or I’d never have heard of such a thing. While you probably won’t listen to an Anon like me, leaks happen, and usually for the better. While you are selling the game, we aren’t making any profit for a leak of an unfinished game, and buying the game would be a perfectly logical option (assuming of course the game was fun for other Anon.) It wasn’t what you intended, but hey, if you want to keep on hanging onto this like a festering wound, you’ll be no better than Stephanie Meyer, and that’s no good. Regardless of what happens from here, I’ll be waiting for the awesome to arrive.

    Till next time.

  5. Terry: I just played the leaked beta. AMAZING game. I’d have never heard of it if it wasn’t for that jerk who leaked it. You can count on me for a sale when it’s released!

    btw “doing things the hard way” is kicking my ass. right left middle right turn around FUCK repeat 200 times

  6. I tried this through 4chan’s leak and damnit it’s sweet game. Don’t have patience to play it through as it’s not my kind of game, however I wouldn’t have heard of this if it wouldn’t be for 4chan. Also told about it to few friends. (Potential customers)

  7. Another man who never heard of you until he found your game on 4chan. Let me just say that, while I can’t condone entirely what the leaker did, you’ve got one more fan and customer. Watching what you’ve done with what I had begun to fear was an outdated and oversaturated market is nothing short of inspirational. Good luck.

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